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Information current as of July 29, 2016

Inwangsan has a very distinct feel relative to other mountains in Seoul. Military surveillance posts, a fortress-like wall, mountain dwellers, views of major landmarks, and graffiti all contribute to the uniqueness of Inwangsan.

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Standing at only 338 meters, Inwangsan is not too imposing regarding its elevation. It is high enough to provide great views in many directions, though.

Parts of Inwangsan sport a local arts scene. Some of the small villages flanking the mountain have great murals on various walls and doors. Too, because of its natural beauty, Suseong-dong Valley on Inwangsan was the inspiration for a very well-known artist during the Joseon Dynasty.

Other parts of Inwangsan sport a local sports scene. There is a park on the eastern face of the mountain that provides things like an archery range. What else could you want?

Inwangsan has served a major role in the defense of Seoul both in the past and today. Seoul Fortress Wall runs along its spine, and the military regularly patrols the mountain.

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Hiking up Inwangsan - by Hana Chrisanty Jioe

Check out the Inwangsan photo album for more pictures of Inwangsan.

Seoul Scout: Inwangsan

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There are a number of "No-Photo" zones along the top of Inwangsan. The Korean military does not like you taking pictures of things they don't want you taking pictures of.

How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Jongno-gu

From Line 3 - Gyeongbokgung Station (경복궁역):
-Exit 1 or 2

From Line 3 - Dongninmun Station(독닙문역):
-Exit 1, 2, or 3

From Line 3 - Muakje Station(무악재역):
-Exit 2

From any of the exits listed above, just start walking uphill. Enjoy Inwangsan.

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